Popular Post KRL Posted March 25, 2020 Popular Post Share Posted March 25, 2020 https://www.si.com/nfl/2020/03/25/jameis-winston-no-market-mailbag From Craig R (@CFR624): What's the latest on Clowney? How do you see the #Seahawks pass rush FA plans unfolding? Craig, I think two things are at work here. One, Clowney’s injury history (he’s had microfracture surgery) is such where he’s getting dinged for the same reason Cam Newton is—an inability to meet with team doctors makes it difficult to prove that he’s not an enormous medical risk. Two, I think his financial expectations were a little unrealistic to begin with, and that’s not a knock on him as a player. I know it was fairly well known in Houston that he wanted to join Frank Clark and DeMarcus Lawrence in the $20 million club after being franchised in 2019, and the Texans were never going there. That, plus clashes with coaches, led to the trade to Seattle, and he was good-not-great for the Seahawks (he actually had fewer sacks than one of the “parts” in his trade, Jacob Martin). So if you’re paying him what he wants, you’re doing that based on potential, and it’s tough to pay someone as banged up as Clowney’s been on that basis. All of that is why I think the likelihood is he’s back in Seattle, maybe on a one-year deal. ================= From S Crossover (@S_Crossover): How does the outcome of the Robby Anderson situation impact the Jets draft intentions, if at all? Hey S, I don’t think it shifts what Joe Douglas’s strategy would be at 11. My sense is the Jets’ preference all along, even with the flurry of free-agent additions, would be to get a cornerstone for the offensive line there. And with four top-shelf tackles likely worthy of going in the top half of the first round—Louisville’s Mekhi Becton, Georgia’s Andrew Thomas, Alabama’s Jedrick Wills and Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs—there’s a good shot that’ll be an option when their pick comes up. (If all four are gone, all bet are off.) Where I do think the loss of Anderson to the Panthers could push the Jets a little is on Day 2 of the draft, where they have three picks (48, 68, 79). Maybe Douglas would be more likely to spend that second-rounder on a receiver now (that second-rounder, by the way, is right around where Michael Thomas and A.J. Brown were drafted in recent years). But even there, Douglas isn’t exactly the panicky type, and I don’t see him pressing a need because of one defection. 9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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